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Pablo Molinero Pablo Molinero ...  Mateo Núñez 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Sergio Castellanos Sergio Castellanos ...  Valerio Huertas 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Patricia López Arnaiz ...  Teresa Pinelo 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Cecilia Gómez Cecilia Gómez ...  Eugenia 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Jesús Carroza ...  Baeza 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Estefanía de los Santos ...  María de la O 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Paco León ...  Luis de Zúñiga 6 episodes, 2018
Manolo Solo ...  Celso de Guevara 6 episodes, 2018
Lupe del Junco Lupe del Junco ...  Leandra 6 episodes, 2018
Tomás del Estal Tomás del Estal ...  Monardes 6 episodes, 2018
Paco Tous Paco Tous ...  Administrador de Teresa 6 episodes, 2018
Antonio Gil ...  Morata 6 episodes, 2018
Manuel Morón ...  Arquímedes 6 episodes, 2018
Antonio Dechent ...  Pedro Lanzas 6 episodes, 2018
Antonio Gómiz Antonio Gómiz 6 episodes, 2018
Fede Aguado ...  Pontecorvo 6 episodes, 2019
Luis Callejo ...  Conrado 6 episodes, 2019
Joaquín Gómez Joaquín Gómez 5 episodes, 2018
Juan Carlos Villanueva Juan Carlos Villanueva 5 episodes, 2018
Rafael Téllez Rafael Téllez 5 episodes, 2018
Ramón Bocanegra Ramón Bocanegra 5 episodes, 2018
Fran Torres Fran Torres 5 episodes, 2018
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Seville, 16th century. During a terrible plague epidemic, the corpses of several murdered people are found, as an omen of the end of the world. Seville was one of the main cities of the Western world. Known as the Great Babylon, it was home to people of all races, where fifty different languages were spoken, and all the gold from America arrived into its port. It was one of the smelliest, most beautiful cities in the world, and the setting for this unique, character- driven thriller. Written by Movistar

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12 January 2018 (Spain) See more »

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Atípica Films,Movistar+ See more »
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The Plague
16 September 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This Spanish series is set in sixteenth century Seville when an outbreak of the bubonic plague has caused the city to be closed; much to the consternation of merchants involved in trade with the Spanish colonies in the New World. If concerns about illness weren't enough there have been a series of murders; Mateo Núñez, a former soldier who has returned to Seville to find the son of a friend despite being condemned by the inquisition for printing heretical works, is told he will be spared if he investigates the crimes.

If you like your historical dramas sanitised with healthy looking characters then this isn't for you. Even without the omnipresent threat of the plague most of the story is set in dark, filthy back alleys where violence could lurk around any corner. I confess that I found the story a little confusing at times but as it reached its conclusion it really came together and we get a solid conclusion. There are some fairly disturbing scene; including the sight of people being burnt at the stake. The cast does an impressive job, making us believe in their characters. Overall I'd recommend this to fans of historical dramas that don't sugar-coat the past.

These comments are based on watching the series in Spanish with English subtitles.


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